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Ger­many 3, Nige­ria 0: Ger­many ad­vanced to the Women's World Cup quar­ter­fi­nals for the eighth straight time, beat­ing African cham­pion Nige­ria at Greno­ble, France.

Ger­many cap­tain Alexan­dra Popp, play­ing in her 100th in­ter­na­tional match, scored in the 20th minute. Sara Dabritz made it 2-0 in the 27th with a penalty kick and Lea Schuller got the fi­nal goal in the 82nd.

Sec­ond-ranked Ger­many, which has outscored op­po­nents 9-0, plays the win­ner of Mon­day's match be­tween Swe­den and Canada on June 29 at Rennes, a week­long lay­off that gives time for mid­fielder Dzsenifer Marozsan's bro­ken toe to heal. The Ger­mans, who won the tour­na­ment in 2003 and 2007, have never failed to reach the quar­ter­fi­nals.

Nor­way 1, Aus­tralia 1, Nor­way wins 4-1 on penalty kicks: In­grid En­gen hit the de­ci­sive penalty kick and Nor­way beat Aus­tralia in a shootout to ad­vance to the quar­ter­fi­nals.

Aus­tralia cap­tain Sam Kerr, who was frus­trated by Nor­way most of the night de­spite some op­por­tu­ni­ties, fired her penalty shot over the bar. Emily Giel­nik had her ef­fort saved as Nor­way won the shootout 4-1 af­ter the match had fin­ished 1-1.

Nor­way will face the win­ner of Sun­day's game be­tween Eng­land and Cameroon.

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